Essential Pieces for Your Back to School Wardrobe When you Live in the South
Starting school in the middle of the summer (July 31st to be exact) means that we aren’t exactly shopping for sweaters and jeans. Especially in the South when it feels like we live on the surface of the sun while a fire hose is being aimed at us. Yes, it’s hot and humid. So, when it’s time for us to go back to school shopping, we have to consider that when picking some essential pieces for back to school.
When it was time for some back to school shopping (yes, in JULY), we headed to Osh Kosh B’gosh to get some summer back to school essentials. One of my favorite things about OshKosh is that they make so many of their clothing items and lines mix and match. So, kids have freedom to express themselves and still match within the line. And added bonus is that they are priced very well and that they last. Case in point, N on the left is wearing her OshKosh from two years ago.
We had to grab the pink floral dress because it was just so her. And, the fact that it had shorter sleeves and was a lightweight material was a must! She can later wear it with a sweater and maybe even leggings.
Leggings + Tunic
The leggings and tunics are great for year round here. All she has to do is add a jeans jacket for winter and she’s good. A bonus is that these leggings also pair well with dresses because of the mix and match options, so she ends up with more outfit options with less clothes.
Graphic and Printed T’s
The Graphic T’s at OshKosh are always on trend, cute and often have fun, empowering messages. When we saw “smart is the new cool”, we both new that it had to be part of her back to school wardrobe.
T-shirts are one of those essential pieces that will work all year long, too. But right now, she’s just wearing the shirts with shorts. No need for a jacket for a while!
Yes, shorts are a big must here. The kids have recess and PE outside. And it’s HOT! (Have I mentioned it’s hot here?) I really like that OshKosh has shorts that are longer and more comfortable for the girls to play around in. Plus, even with the bigger kid sizes, they still have the elastic insides with buttons so the waists can be adjusted without the need for a belt. I think you can tell how excited she is about that!
For this wardrobe, I let her go online and pick out what she wanted from OshKosh B’gosh. I find if they pick out their clothes, they are happier. And for me, as long as they are weather appropriate, I’m happy, too!
In 2014, the company launched The B’gosh Jeanius Campaign as an annual effort to support our customer’s local communities with donated clothing and school supply needs. Since then, they’ve partnered with DonorsChoose.org, Delivering Good (formerly K.I.D.S. fashion delivers), OshKosh Moms, families and friends to collect over $1.1 million and distribute more than 66,000 articles of clothing to impact the lives of over 260,000 students.
What is one back to school wardrobe essential you have to have?
We need some slim fit stretch jeans with those reinforced knees. I patches no less than 1 billions knees last fall, and only the OshKosh jeans stuck it out.
I like the long sleeve dinosaur Graphic Novel-Tee with skinny jeans.
I would get the Mix Kit Ruffle Sleeve Top.
I think I’d like the graphic tee with the dogs: http://www.oshkosh.com/oshkosh-baby-girl-doorbusters-short-sleeve-tees/V_12235325.html?cgid=oshkosh-baby-girl-doorbusters-short-sleeve-tees&dwvar_V__12235325_color=Color&dwvar_V__12235325_size=12M#start=1&cgid=oshkosh-baby-girl-doorbusters-short-sleeve-tees
I would get some graphic tees and dark jeans.
The French Terry Joggers.
One of the items I would get my nephew is the OshKosh Shark Print Swim Trunks.
I love the sweater dress with plaid flannel skirt. So many cute options!
I would get the Tiered Sparkle Tulle Dress for my granddaughter.
I think my niece would look cute in the Eyelet Sleeve Botanical Print Dress.
I love the arrow print jersey joggers!
I like the Hooded Colorblock Bubble Jacket.
Love the Eyelet Sleeve Botanical Print Dress for my daughter!
I would get my grandson the Lightweight Hooded Jacket.
Quilted Jersey Hooded Jacket and Cable-Knit Hooded Jacket for my baby girl to wear this winter
Very cute models.
I’m partial to the ‘books make me happy” top.
I would love to get the
PLAID BUTTON-FRONT SHIRT for my son.
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2-Piece Striped Organza Dres
Heritage fleece hoodie
Oh I really love the Shark Print Jersey Polo! Oh that would be so cute on the first day of school!
I’d get joggers.
I would get the heritage hoodie. So adorable for my daughter.
I love the Mix Kit Real Magic Tunic.
Hooded Colorblock Bubble Jacket is cute
I like the bring your A game T shirt
A graphic novel tee and some joggers would be great for my nephew. Thanks so much.
I like the boy’s classic jeans in true blue.
I would get the striped henley dress for my daughter.
I love this outfit http://www.oshkosh.com/oshkosh-kid-girl-outfits/OKF17JUNKID24.html?cgid=oshkosh-kid-girl-outfits#navID=left&start=1&cgid=oshkosh-kid-girl-outfits
I like the Sateen Floral Tulle Dress.
I’d get the Smart is the New Cool shirt for my niece!
Hooded jersey romper for my newest grandson!
MY DAUGHTER WOULD LOOK SO CUTE IN THE EYELET SLEEVE BOTANICAL PRINT DRESS.
I would get the 2-Piece Glow-In-The-Dark PJs with the ninja’s! My son would love those.
I would love to get a pair of their cute overalls for my daughter.
I like the graphic novel tee!
I like the Heritage Fleece hoodie for my Granddaughter.
I might get the “Camo Print Cargo Joggers” for our son.
I love the adorable new leggings with the emojis on the knees
I would get leggings and long sleeve tees
i would buy the bed hair don’t care pj’s. My daughter is crazy cute in matching jammies!! lol
I love the mix kit graphic tee and leggings with the cats on them – too bad there are no clothing with dinosaurs on them for girls – my daughter love dinos!
I would get some new shirts for my daughter!
I would get my grandson the hooded Jersey pullover for this winter.
My daughter would love the Denim Overalls – Stratus Wash! Overalls are on her ‘must have’ list for fall.
I might get the girls Heritage Hoodie
I would love to get my niece the printed patch pocket dress.
We like to buy jogging pants for the boy. The adjustable waist works well for him.
He’s growing into a size 8 which will be our last year for wearing Osh Kosh.
I had to double check boy sizes, but OshKosh goes up to a 14 in boys. So you’ve got quite a few years left.
My son loves football, so I would get him the “touchdown machine” graphic tee. I’d also get the Heritage fleece sweatshirt.
I like the pink Mix Kit Striped Shine Tunic.
I would like the Lightweight 4-in-1 Jacket.
I would get some of their TLC Leggings
I would get some graphic tees for my daughter…
I like any of the sparkle tulle dresses!
I would but my son the patch work front pocket shorts. They are so cute.
I would love these hoodies for each of my boys: http://www.oshkosh.com/oshkosh-toddler-boy-logo-shop/VC_22576914.html?navid=oshkosh-xsellNEWYMAL#start=1
I would get my daughter and Eyelet Jumper. It’s overalls with a skirt – brilliant and so cute!!
I love the layered active shorts! My daughter is in cheer and gymnastics so she is very active and those are the perfect shorts for her busy little self.
I would get some winter and fall clothes for my kids if I won.
Every year we always grab a few of their Hero Fleece Hoodies. Love this brand!
I would get my daughter the Button-Front Chambray Dress.
I love Osh Kosh. I love all their styles tees!
I like the 2-Piece Snug Fit Cotton PJs for my niece!
Slim fit jeans astrotroid grey http://www.oshkosh.com/oshkosh-kid-boy-jeans/V_OB32438410.html#prefn1=filterNavLevel1&prefv1=Bottoms&prefn2=size&prefv2=4&start=1&cgid=oshkosh-kid-boy
These Striped Sun Shorts are so cute, I would choose those.
Carter’s Fox Mary Jane Crib Shoes
I would buy the Magic is Real Tunic and the Unicorn print leggings!
I would get my daughter some of the denim jeggings!
I would love to get my daughter the Metallic Dot Print Dress!! They have so much cute stuff on thier site.
Boys graphic tees
Id get the mix kit leggings
I would grab some jeans and leggings. With 5 kids, you can’t have enough!
I’d love to get the denim jacket for my daughter.
I would get the eyelet jumper
I love the Girls Mix Kit Camo Print Leggings and the Mix Kit Team Happy Tee,
I love the Twill Bomber Jacket! Adorable!
my granddaughter is a pajama nut, she loves cute jammies and night gowns. i love the little set 2-Piece Snug Fit Cotton PJs, the shirt says “bed hair & don’t care”, very cute!
I would get my kids some jeans and tshirts; nothing too fancy. I’d let them choose designs
I like the Marled Shawl Collar Cardigan. It’ll be perfect for Christmas photos!
I like the
Midweight Hooded Jacket selling
i would love to get a twill bomber jacket for my daughter. it’s really cute.
Looks like you’ve got the basics covered – and that’s all you need! Just mix and match here and there and you’re golden for the school year. (Also, love that “Smart Is The New Cool” shirt!)
Some cute leggings for my niece!
I WOULD GET THE Bunny Hop High-Top Sneakers for my daughter 🙂
The eyelet sleeve tees are great basics for little girls, so that’s what I would pick!
I love the Floral Jersey Dress.
I would get a pair of Jeans and the French Terry Bomber Jacket
I would get the embellished yoke tunic.
I would get some of the graphic tees for my kids
I like the Flower Border Dress a lot! My daughter would love it.
I would definitely get the MIX KIT RAGLAN SPARKLE KITTEN TUNIC and matching leggings for my daughter. She would love this from Osh Kosh b’Gosh.
I would get the Piqué Polo..you can never go wrong with a polo shirt.
theres a bunch of clothes i would get my daughter
I would love the 2-Piece Snowsuit in Pink
I would probably get the Mix Kit Raglan Sparkle Kitten Tunic. My daughter loves cats.
I’d like their uniform polos!
I would get the 2-Piece Metallic Dot Chiffon Dress for my baby girl!
I would get my niece some new shirts and leggings.
I like the OshKosh Ruffled Stripe Swimsuit for my granddaughter.
I love their little boy baseball jackets!
I love their baby girl stuff. The 2-Piece Pleated Sparkle Dress and the 2-Piece Embroidered Chambray Dress are a couple of my favorites.
I like the Two-Tier Eyelet Tulle Dress
The shoes are cute and a great price right now. My niece would like the Mouse Crib Shoes.
I would get the toddlers NEW ARRIVAL
Those 4.99 uniform tops!!
I would order the On Pointe outfit. I love the cut of the shiorts. The boots really pull it all together.
I like the plaid poplin toddler dress.
I love the OshKosh Originals Graphic Bodysuit.
I love the mix kit raglan sparkly kitten tunic.
I like the Two-Tier Eyelet Tulle Dress
I would get the Embroidered Peasant Top.
I love their
Quilted Baseball Jacket
I love the one pice snug fit cotton pajamas for babies. So cute.
I would get my daughter some Mix Kit Paisley Floral Print Leggings.
OshKosh Originals Graphic Tee Touchdown Machine.
OshKosh Originals Glow-In-The-Dark Graphic Tee UFOs stole my homework.
I would love to have the OshKosh Originals Graphic Tee glitter is the new pink
I LIKE THE OSHKOSH METALLIC STAR SLIP-ON SHOES. THANKS FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN SUCH AN AMAZING GIVEAWAY.
I like the Classic Jeans – True Blue
I love the blue planet
OshKosh Originals Graphic Tee
Mix Kit Real Magic Tunic
OshKosh Originals Graphic Tee set.
The graphic tees and baby polo
I would get the 2-Piece Floral Print Dress
We always stock up on Osh Kosh denim! My oldest and youngest both need new Osh Kosh jeans!